Hawkins was born in Holmesville, New South Wales, Australia and currently resides in Sydney. She attended West Wallsend High School. She is one of four children, and her parents are of Australian heritage. Hawkins was a former cheerleader for the Newcastle Knights rugby league team, and the Hunter Pirates basketball team and also worked as a model. It was as a model that she was cast as Miss Australia for the Miss Universe competition. Hawkins also worked as a choreographer for a dance team that toured Australia specialising in Hip-Hop and Ballet

Birth name Jennifer Hawkins
Birthdate 22 December 1983 (1983-12-22) (age 25)
Birth location Holmesville, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Title(s) Miss Australia 2004, Miss Universe 2004
Major competition(s) Miss Universe 2004 (winner)


Personal life

Hawkins began dating international model and former carpenter Jake Wall just prior to winning the Miss Universe pageant, and the two continued their relationship following Hawkins' return to Australia after her year based in New York. Wall was in Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice. The Seven Network requested that she not attend the show, as Seven feared the Nine Network will capitalise on her presence, which may boost ratings for Nine


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